Microdermabrasion is a fairly simple, painless, and non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure applying a combination of fine abrasive tip or crystals to exfoliate the top layers of the skin (stratum corneum). Therefore, it may be performed to help diminish the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, photo-damage, as well as to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and shallow acne scars.
Typically there are no needles or anesthetics required for microdermabrasion, and usally has a minimum downtime.
A further benefit of microdermabrasion is the enhanced skin penetration by other skin creams and serums. Removing dead skin will aid in the penetration of skin care products and medications by up to 10 to 50%.